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Ripe to be heard: worker voice in the fair food programme.

Mieres, Fabiola and McGrath, Siobhan (2021) 'Ripe to be heard: worker voice in the fair food programme.', International labour review., 160 (4). pp. 631-647.


The Fair Food Program (FFP) provides a mechanism through which agricultural workers’ collective voice is expressed, heard and responded to within global value chains. The FFP's model of worker-driven social responsibility presents an alternative to traditional corporate social responsibility. This article identifies the FFP's key components and demonstrates its resilience by identifying the ways in which the issues faced by a new group of migrant workers – recruited through a “guest-worker” scheme – were incorporated and dealt with. This case study highlights the important potential presented by the programme to address labour abuses across transnationalized labour markets while considering early replication possibilities.

Item Type:Article
Full text:Publisher-imposed embargo until 22 March 2023.
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Date accepted:12 March 2021
Date deposited:16 March 2021
Date of first online publication:22 March 2021
Date first made open access:22 March 2023

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